Spotted dick is still around or so I’ve heard. Check with your physician.
why the “!”. It’s the actual name of a dish, not a profanity.
From what I can gather, it was a kind of dessert made of some fruit (possibly plums) held together in a gelatinous substance. I read about it in one of the books in Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey and Maturin series.
The Brits may lay claim to many great things, but appetizing food names sure as hell ain't one of them.
One cup of stemmed raisins, one cup of sweet milk, three-quarters of a cup of chopped suet, one-half cup of molasses, two cups of flour, one-half teaspoon of soda, two eggs, a little salt. Steam one and a half hours in a covered dish.
WTH is it with the Brits and their creepy food names? No wonder their empire collapsed.
We call that minced meat here in the colonies.